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Kotaku Wednesday, April 26, 2023 7:30 PM

Crime Boss: Rockay City, a game announced last year with a trailer that seemed like the world's most ill-timed April Fool's Joke (it was December), is out! You may not know this, though, because nobody is talking about it.


Kotaku Wednesday, April 26, 2023 5:50 PM

Back in March, legendary Elden Ring player Let Me Solo Her took on a challenge of unthinkable proportions: finishing a run in which every single enemy was Malenia. We've seen him slay this fearsome boss countless times, but surely this would be too much Malenia to overcome, even for him. Oh, who am I kidding? Of…


Kotaku Wednesday, April 26, 2023 5:35 PM

The Super Mario Bros. Movie is a bona fide hit. In its first five days in theaters, the new animated film brought in over $375 million globally. And despite a lot of negative and meh reviews from critics, it's expected to cross a billion dollars at the box office soon. In fact, according to Shigeru Miyamoto—Mario's…


Kotaku Wednesday, April 26, 2023 5:15 PM

We are now a couple of weeks away from The Legend of Zelda: Tears of the Kingdom's release, Nintendo's long-awaited follow-up to its seminal adventure, Breath of the Wild. While the Japanese company has showcased its final trailer for Link's upcoming romp, it's certainly not done marketing the Switch exclusive.…


Kotaku Wednesday, April 26, 2023 4:10 PM

We're only four months into the calendar year and the incel community, an insular corner of the internet composed of dudes who lack romantic and sexual relationships "despite trying," has lost one of its strongest soldiers because…well…he's finally done the deed.


Kotaku Wednesday, April 26, 2023 3:40 PM

From the moment Blizzard announced Diablo IV in 2019, it teased the ability for players to ride mounts. This would be a series first, and it seemed like a cool feature to include. But now, Blizzard has confirmed that you actually won't get to ride a mount in its latest loot-filled Diablo adventure until you've gone…


Kotaku Wednesday, April 26, 2023 3:35 PM

The only thing more important to Dead Island 2 than its gruesome zombies is the diamond mine of weapons it wants you to kill them with. While each of the action role-playing game's six playable Slayer characters come with a pair of perfectly capable, calloused fits, none of them really stand a chance without a…


Kotaku Wednesday, April 26, 2023 2:10 PM

Star Wars Jedi: Survivor is out in a few short days and it's promising some accessibility options that sound incredibly helpful for those looking to take their time acclimating to the game's potential challenges. One standout feature is the option to slow combat and traversal down so you can take these challenges on…


Kotaku Wednesday, April 26, 2023 1:55 PM

Gotham Knights was supposed to signal a new era for Rocksteady's Arkham series. Developed by Batman: Arkham Origins studio WB Games Montréal, the superhero action-RPG shared a lot of the same DNA with the memorable Arkham games of yesteryear while adding its own flavor to the iconic formula. It was even moving away…


Kotaku Wednesday, April 26, 2023 1:45 PM

The countdown to The Legend of Zelda: Tears of the Kingdom continues and one of the biggest questions leading up to launch is how the game will perform on Switch hardware that's now over six years old. The answer, according to a ton of new press previews that just dropped? Pretty good, except for when things get…


Kotaku Wednesday, April 26, 2023 1:28 PM

What's better than a drawn-out intergalactic space war causing entire space colonies to crash land into, and utterly destroy Australia on multiple occasions? A cool giant robot that can play rock paper scissors with you, of course.


Kotaku Wednesday, April 26, 2023 12:55 PM

Hands-on previews for The Legend of Zelda: Tears of the Kingdom have just dropped, and one small gameplay detail stood out to me among all the hype and skepticism about its crafting systems. TotK will contain gacha elements. That's right. You can obtain crafting materials from a huge gachapon machine, and I'm living…


Kotaku Wednesday, April 26, 2023 12:30 PM

The ongoing war between Florida Governor Ron DeSantis and Disney is heading to court. Today, Disney and its army of lawyers filed a lawsuit against DeSantis and others over what it calls a "targeted campaign of government retaliation." It's the latest chapter in an ongoing war between the two.


PCGamesN Wednesday, April 26, 2023 2:40 PM
     Destiny 2 Threadlings cheese is an infinite creepy-crawly nightmare

A Destiny 2 Threadlings cheese is the stuff of nightmares, giving players access to dozens of Destiny 2 Strand-based creepy-crawlies at a time to defeat some of the game's most challenging enemies. And here, we thought the Immortal was the scariest thing we could encounter in the FPS game!

MORE FROM PCGAMESN: Destiny 2 classes, Destiny 2 Lightfall review, Destiny 2 builds

PCGamesN Wednesday, April 26, 2023 2:01 PM
     Get Genshin Impact's Faruzan free in 3.6 Parade of Providence event

The upcoming Genshin Impact event, A Parade of Providence, is giving out Faruzan for free to players who participate. She's a perfect fit if you ever need to buff your Anemo characters, especially if Wanderer is your main DPS. This will be the anime game's first flagship event in Sumeru that involves the majority of the nation's main characters, including Faruzan herself. The event will run from April 27 all the way to May 15, so you'll have plenty of time to add her to your Genshin Impact roster.

MORE FROM PCGAMESN: Genshin Impact codes, Genshin Impact character tier list, Genshin Impact leveling guide

PCGamesN Wednesday, April 26, 2023 1:04 PM
     Lost Ark Slayer release date pushes ahead of Aeromancer to meet demand

The Lost Ark Slayer release date is sooner than expected as the female Berserker advanced class pushes its way past the Aeromancer in a new Lost Ark roadmap. That means you'll get to take the greatsword-wielding combatant into action in May, with progression events planned for the fantasy game to accompany each class's arrival.

MORE FROM PCGAMESN: Best MMORPG – top MMOs you should play, Lost Ark class tier list, All Lost Ark Mokoko Seeds locations

PCGamesN Wednesday, April 26, 2023 12:37 PM
     Roblox promo codes April 2023

April 26, 2023: We checked our list for new Roblox promo codes.

Looking for all the active Roblox promo codes? There is a wide variety of promo codes from Roblox events and giveaways out there that grant you free virtual goods like hats, outfits, and more. With new Roblox codes arriving on the regular, you'll find plenty of ways to keep your avatar looking fresh - and our updated list is here to help.

Roblox promo codes won't hang around forever, however, so it's important that you redeem them before they expire. If you wish to reap their rewards, you'll first need to know how and where to redeem them, so we'll guide you through that process too. Be sure to check back here regularly, as we'll update this page whenever new Roblox promo codes release or older ones expire, saving you the trouble of searching for and checking them yourself.

MORE FROM PCGAMESN: Best Roblox games, Roblox promo codes, Roblox music codes

PCGamesN Wednesday, April 26, 2023 12:06 PM
     Red Dead Redemption 2's great grandparent is a must-play

Red Dead Redemption 2 remains the watermark for western games, and for the abilities of Rockstar Games itself. But it's the product of a storied history. You can trace it back to the original Red Dead Redemption, the early 3D Grand Theft Autos like GTA 3, and even other cowboy games like Call of Juarez. Perhaps the biggest inspiration behind Red Dead Redemption 2, however - the game that first proved it was all possible - is Gun. Developed by Tony Hawk's Pro Skater studio Neversoft, you can experience this vital piece of gaming history yourself, and for cheap, thanks to a new GOG sale.

MORE FROM PCGAMESN: The best story games on PC, Best western games, Best sandbox games

Rock Paper Shotgun Latest Articles Feed Wednesday, April 26, 2023 5:42 PM

It's been possible to find tiny SSDs for the Steam Deck for a little while, but yesterday Corsair launched its 1TB MP600 Mini SSDs which ought to offer better performance than other options. Here are the cheapest places to find it in the US and UK!

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Rock Paper Shotgun Latest Articles Feed Wednesday, April 26, 2023 1:59 PM

Confession time, everyone: I'm still only about 2.5 hours into Disco Elysium. Games journalism sin or what? Somehow, despite being primed by the excellent time I had with its demo five years ago, I just bounced off this one. I very quickly got stuck in a frustrating loop of fatally ballsing up no matter what I did - presumably I badly biffed my stats right out the gate to get soft-locked in the first area - and despite deciding I'd restart in a day or two, several years later my play-time hasn't extended past that first session. Sad times all round, I'm sure you'll agree, but what's it got to do with Betrayal At Club Low?

Well, when I picked up Betrayal At Club Low for the RPS Game Club this month, I was transported back to my abortive run at Disco Elysium. It's not that I've never played a stat-check-heavy RPG before. Far from it. But somehow, each game's presentation resonated together in my weird brain mush. It must have been something to do with the combination of a surreal, seedy, not-quite-our-world-but-still-very-recognisable setting, and the constant presence of numbers reminding me of my character's strengths stacked up against their many, many weaknesses.

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Rock Paper Shotgun Latest Articles Feed Wednesday, April 26, 2023 1:51 PM

Last time, you decided that unit veterancy is better than rerolling dice. I'm not surprised, given that rerolling dice is a pretty niche thing only seen in a handful of games, but oh what a glorious niche thing! Fine, fine. We continue. This week, I ask you to choose between the mechanism for controlling magic and the mechanism for controlling a big daft rock. What's better: cool spellcasting gestures, or seizing control of a rolling boulder trap?

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Rock Paper Shotgun Latest Articles Feed Wednesday, April 26, 2023 1:22 PM

Here's an idea! You know that 2.5-inch laptop drive that you have sitting around ever since you upgraded a year or two back? How about repurposing it as a portable SSD or HDD with this USB-C enclosure? For £6, you can give that drive a new lease on life. Your new drive will be useful too, ideal for backups, moving video files to your TV or just moving game directories between PCs.

n.b. Face in image above is unrelated, I just wanted to fill out the space without drawing attention to the USB cables that stop at the edge. Thanks to my pal Ross for the illustration.

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Twinfinite Wednesday, April 26, 2023 1:00 PM
     TOTW 26 leads us into TOTS nicely.

Siliconera Wednesday, April 26, 2023 7:13 PM

Sony announced that there will be a Final Fantasy XVI PlayStation 5, and it will come with a voucher code for a digital copy of the game.

Sony took to Twitter to announced that there will be a Final Fantasy XVI PlayStation 5 bundle. It will appear on the same day the title launches: June 22, 2023. It didn't note a price yet. However, it did state that people will find it via the PlayStation Direct storefront. Pre-orders open on May 4, 2023. However, it only includes a digital code for the game.

Here's the official announcement, which shows off the box and a link to PlayStation Direct. This will be the model with a disc drive. However, on the front of the Final Fantasy XVI PlayStation 5 bundle box, it reads, "Includes voucher code. No disc included."

To help provide a sort of gauge for how much it could cost, the God of War Ragnarok PlayStation 5 bundle is still sold. That normally costs $559.99. It also only included a voucher code for the game and no physical copy. This model of the console is normally $499.99.

Final Fantasy XVI will come to the PlayStation 5 on June 22, 2023. There will be a six-month exclusivity period. The console bundle sales will begin on May 4, 2023. A pre-launch celebration will be held on June 11, 2023 in Los Angeles, California and streamed online.

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Siliconera Wednesday, April 26, 2023 7:00 PM

Synthesizing objects in Honkai: Star Rail will be important for upgrading characters, and this guide will walk you through how to unlock the Omni-Synthesizer. It will grant you access to this invaluable feature. The Omni-Synthesizer is an item obtained after doing a specific side-quest in the Herta Space Station. Head to the Storage Zone and speak to Hinkel at the designated location shown on the map below.

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Her quest is relatively simple and will have you defeating a very small and manageable group of enemies to unlock the Omni-Synthesizer in Honkai: Star Rail. Once you've done this, head back to Hinkel, and the game will have you run through a few mandatory tutorials. These will elaborate on how to synthesize items that include upgrade items and consumables. Consumables can be used to increase the stats of your party or even revive and restore the energy for characters. The synthesizing menu will show you what recipes you have and what you can craft.

Items used for synthesizing can be found as you explore the world in chests and other breakable objects. It's best to save items used to craft consumables until you really know what you want to use them for, especially if you're planning on tackling some of the more challenging optional enemies the game has to offer.

Honkai: Star Rail will come to the PC and mobile devices on April 26, 2023. It will also eventually appear on the PS4 and PS5.

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Siliconera Wednesday, April 26, 2023 6:30 PM

Amano Yoshitaka merchandise

Graniph is collaborating with Yoshitaka Amano on various pieces of clothing and items. Pre-orders will open from April 27, 2023 to May 8, 2023. Afterwards, people will be able to purchase them from Graniph stores both offline and online from May 9, 2023. [Thanks, 4Gamer!]

Yoshitaka Amano is a character designer and illustrator for the Final Fantasy series. He has worked on virtually all of the numbered titles and designed the logos for each one. Amano has also worked on Vampire Hunter D, Ayakashi, and Fairy Fencer F. The items that he has designed for Graniph all incorporate his signature watercolor style. The artwork are all original pieces, meaning that these have nothing to do with the Final Fantasy series or anything else that Amano worked on for a company.

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Graniph does offer international shipping, which means overseas customers can also purchase these Yoshitaka Amano items. They cost from 2,500 JPY ($18.70) to 7,900 JPY ($59.10). Aside from T-shirts, there are dresses, long skirts, tote bags, mugs, and fans. Pre-orders are already open, which means that you can start putting items into your cart. However, as of the time of writing, the mugs are already sold out.

The Yoshitaka Amano collaboration items on Graniph are open for pre-order. They'll be readily in-stock from May 8, 2023.

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Siliconera Wednesday, April 26, 2023 6:00 PM

Capcom cross-play

In an interview with Famitsu, Capcom Representative Director Haruhiro Tsujimoto stated that future titles will have cross-play support. According to Tsujimoto, Exoprimal's development was partially fueled by the desire to gain that experience and expertise. He believes that Capcom will need to make more games like Exoprimal, which will serve as testing grounds for the company's future. [Thanks, ryokutya2089!]

Exporimal is a multiplayer dinosaur-hunting game that has crossplay and cross-platform compatibility. No matter what your friends play on, you will be able to play with them. The development team that worked on Exoprimal likely learned a lot in regards to making sure the game can support cross-play. Cross-play can be an important factor in whether a person decides to start a game or not.

Other tidbits of information Tsujimoto offered in the Famitsu interview include Capcom's opinion on Ghost Trick Remaster, Street Fighter 6, and digital sales. First of all, it decided to release Ghost Trick Remaster specifically because of Ace Attorney's international success. It knew that it would receive attention. Tsujimoto also stated that since Street Fighter 5 sold over 7 million copies, then Street Fighter 6 could sell over 10 million units in its lifetime. So it put everything it wanted to do with Street Fighter into 6, including more eSports focus and genre expansion.

Capcom will also start promoting some of its older titles. Since 2021, it has been able to sell games older than three years, and has expanded them with either new content or spin-offs. It will continue to do that. In order to decide which games it will focus on expanding or porting, it will check sales of its past games.

Street Fighter 6 will come out on the PS4, PS5, Xbox Series X, and Windows PC via Steam on June 2, 2023.

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Siliconera Wednesday, April 26, 2023 5:30 PM

Veibae and Silvervale leave Vshojo

Silvervale and Veibae will no longer be VTubers under VShojo. It seems that this is effective immediately. This is because the two of them have decided not to renew their contracts with the company. However, they will be able to continue streaming under their current identities.

Due to the way that contracts can be with such companies, VTubers who leave that company might not be able to continue using their avatar or name. After Kiryu Coco left Hololive, for example, she could not continue her streaming activities as Kiryu Coco. She had to take on a new identity. However, this is likely because companies like Hololive debut its talents under new identities that it has created. Meanwhile, VTubers with VShojo continue using the avatars they had used when still independent and, as such, may not need to graduate.

Silvervale is an English VTuber who debuted in 2019 as an independent streamer. She joined VShojo in 2020. As of the time of writing, she has over 356,000 subscribers on her YouTube channel. Veibae, or Vei, has a similar background. She debuted as an independent VTuber in 2020 and then joined VShojo in 2021. She currently has 625,000 subscribers on her channel.

Silvervale and Veibae will continue to stream under their current identities but will no longer be a part of VShojo.

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Siliconera Wednesday, April 26, 2023 5:00 PM

FFVII Shinra Company Golden Week

A new FFVII Remake campaign is referencing Golden Week. From April 26, 2023 to May 8, 2023, you can generate a PTO request form for the Shinra Company. Those are essentially the dates of Golden Week in Japan. You can then Tweet it with the hashtag #神羅カンパニー有休申請 for the chance to win an Amazon gift card worth 7000 JPY.

Since this PTO request form is for Shinra, you are not actually getting any paid time off of work. Of course, it's a whole other story if the Shinra Company is real and you're an employee there. It's fairly easy to fill out the form. First, you choose your department and fill in the date, name, and the days you want off. Then you have to explain why you want time off. At the bottom, there is a box for any additional information. It is a very well-organized form.

This Golden Week PTO form is the sixth campaign for the seven FFVII Remake campaigns. Square Enix has been holding them as part of the 25th anniversary of the original Final Fantasy VII game. Other campaigns included one for Crisis Core: FFVII Reunion, which offered a pillow of the Buster Sword as a prize.

Final Fantasy VII Remake is available on the PS4, PS5, and Windows PC. You can submit your PTO request by following the Final Fantasy VII Remake account on Twitter and Tweeting it with the #神羅カンパニー有休申請 hashtag.

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Siliconera Wednesday, April 26, 2023 4:30 PM

Honkai: Star Rail x Nijisanji streaming event

Nijisanji announced a special streaming project to coincide with the Honkai: Star Rail launch under the name NijiRail. For about 4 weeks, 36 VTubers from Nijisanji's Japanese and English branches will play Honkai: Star Rail on stream. This starts today on April 26, 2023. The first three talents starting the event will be Finana Ryugu, Yumedi Kakeru, and Koshimizu Toru.

Check out the announcement for the NijiRail event from the Nijisanji EN official Twitter account here below.


Confirmed Nijisanji EN VTubers include Nina Kosaka, Millie Parfait, Luca Kaneshiro, and Vox Akuma. As for the Japanese branch, some of the livers participating are Nagao Kei, Sasaki Saku, Suo Sango, and Kuzuha. The first stream will be Finana Ryugu's and it will air on April 27, 2023, 8:00 a.m. JST / April 26, 2023, 4:00 p.m. PT.

Nijisanji already previously collaborated with Honkai: Star Rail ahead of its release. Back in March 2023, Shu Yamino, Oliver Evans, and Finana Ryugu streamed the final beta test version of the game, sharing their experiences while playing through a portion of the story.

Lately, the Japanese and English branches of Nijisanji have been working together on various projects. Most notably, a talk show called "We are Nijisanji" featuring talents from both branches is currently airing every Tuesday throughout April 2023.

Honkai: Star Rail is readily available on PCs and mobile devices, with a future release planned for the PS4 and PS5. The NijiRail streaming event will be running between April 26, 2023 and May 19, 2023.

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Siliconera Wednesday, April 26, 2023 4:00 PM

More NieR DLC Songs Come to Theatrhythm Final Bar Line

Square Enix announced its next batch of Theatrhythm Final Bar Line song DLC, and it is the NieR Pack Vol 2. It includes six songs from the series, with the primary focus being on music from the original entry. It costs $4.49 alone. It is also part of the $14.99 Season Pass Vol. 2.

Here's the full list of Theatrhythm Final Bar Line NieR Pack Vol 2 DLC songs:

  • "Fleeting Words/Outsider" from NieR Replicant
  • "Hills of Radiant Winds" from NieR Replicant
  • "Kaine/Salvation" from NieR
  • "Shadowlord" from NieR
  • "Song of the Ancients/Devola" from NieR
  • "Song of the Ancients/Fade" from NieR

The announcement noting the tracks are live offered a chance to hear "Kaine/Salvation," "Song of the Ancients/Devola," and "Fleeting Words/Outsider" in-game.

As a reminder, the first NieR add-on for the game made "Amusement Park," "A Beautiful Song," "Dependent Weakling," "Emil's Shop," and "Weight of the World (Kowareta Sekai no Uta)" available.

Theatrhythm Final Bar Line is on the Nintendo Switch and PlayStation 4, and NieR Pack Vol 2 is available now.

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Siliconera Wednesday, April 26, 2023 3:30 PM

Idea Factory International's Switch Otome Charade Maniacs Launches in June

Idea Factory International announced its next Switch otome will be a "summer" love story, as Charade Maniacs will launch on June 27, 2023. It also confirmed there will be a limited edition. However, pre-orders for that won't open until May 2, 2023, even though the IFI's Online Store product listing is already live.

Charade Maniac is an otome game where the heroine and nine young men are taken to a world called Arcadia. However, one of them isn't innocent and is a part of the whole scheme. Your goal is to stay alive and find out what's going on. Naturally, the player can get closer to and fall in love with one of the men who is also there.

As for the limited edition, it will be $89.99. People get a physical copy of the game and a Steelbook case to hold it. Its The Next Act light novel and Behind the Curtain art book are both included. There's also a copy of the Japanese Curtain Call Drama CD. Finally, people get 10 bromide cards of the main characters.

Idea Factory International's Switch Otome Charade Maniacs Launches in June

Charade Maniacs will come to the Nintendo Switch on June 27, 2023, and the otome game's limited edition pre-orders open on May 2, 2023.

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Siliconera Wednesday, April 26, 2023 3:15 PM

Add Friends Honkai Star Rail

Like Genshin Impact, Honkai: Star Rail will allow players to add friends to their in-game friendlist. There are some benefits to having a sufficiently filled friendlist. For example, players can accrue a total of 60,000 credits (which is one of Honkai: Star Rail's in-game currencies) when friends use their support character. Credits are used to level up characters and Light Cones, and they are an invaluable material since you'll need a lot of this going forward to fully upgrade both. Don't worry, as adding players to your friendlist is extremely simple.

In order to add friends to your friendlist in Honkai: Star Rail, you will need to progress the story. Once you are able to fully access your menu, click on the "Friends" option. This is indicated by the icon of two silhouettes attached to a heart. From there, you can add suggested players to your friendlist or through the use of your friend's UID. You can check any incoming friend requests through the first tab in the "Friends" option.

Add Friends Honkai Star Rail

Your UID is found at the very top of your menu and at the very bottom of the lefthand side of your screen. Thankfully, you can easily copy and paste your UID if you tap the little paper icon next to your UID in the menu.

Honkai: Star Rail will come to the PC and mobile devices on April 26, 2023. It will also eventually appear on the PS4 and PS5.

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Siliconera Wednesday, April 26, 2023 3:00 PM

PlayStation Plus May 2023 Games Include Chivalry II

Now that April is about to end, Sony revealed the PlayStation Plus Essentials games for May 2023. Like month, every title is playable on both the PS4 and PS5. Starting on May 2, 2023, people can claim Chivalry 2 (PS4, PS5), Descenders (PS4), and Grid Legends (PS4, PS5).

Chivalry II is a 64-player action game that sends people out onto medieval battlefields. It came out on the consoles in June 2021. Normally, it costs $39.99.

Descenders is essentially a BMX game. Players choose a team, then go out into the world to ride. It debuted in August 2020 and normally costs $24.99.

Grid Legends is a new motorsport game for up to 22 players at once. In addition to preset modes, people can create their own races with an in-game creator. It debuted in February 2022. Normally, it costs $59.99.

People can claim the April 2023 PlayStation Plus games Meet Your Maker (PS4, PS5), Sackboy: A Big Adventure (PS4, PS5), and Tails of Iron (PS4, PS5) until May 1, 2023. The PlayStation Plus games for May 2023 will be available on May 2, 2023.

<< PlayStation Plus April 2023 games

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Siliconera Wednesday, April 26, 2023 2:30 PM

Honkai Star Rail Controller Support

Honkai: Star Rail, like Genshin Impact, appeared on both PCs and mobile devices. With a PlayStation 4 and PlayStation 5 version somewhere on the horizon, it's only natural that Honkai: Star Rail should already feature controller support. Thankfully, it does on PCs, but not on mobile yet. Setting up a controller is extremely simple. Just plug in or connect your controller to your PC and you will immediately be able to play the game with your controller of choice. However, you do need to beat the tutorial first.

honkai star rail controller support

Again, PC controller support for Honkai: Star Rail is extremely easy to set up. You also don't need to restart the game in order for it to activate, which makes it very convenient. However, players cannot rebind buttons for controller support. The only buttons players can rebind are those used for the PC version of the game, which can be done through the "Settings" menu.

Honkai: Star Rail also features the option to pick a player avatar.  However, there are only two options, and the choice is fairly permanent. While it has no impact on the gameplay, players will want to pick accordingly as to how they'd like to see themselves in the game.

Honkai: Star Rail will come to the PC and mobile devices on April 26, 2023. It will also eventually appear on the PS4 and PS5.

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Siliconera Wednesday, April 26, 2023 2:00 PM

How to Take Part in the Genshin Impact A Parade of Providence Event

Sumeru is essentially getting its own festival in Genshin Impact, and HoYoVerse detailed how people can take part in the A Parade of Providence Event and what to expect. Things kick off on April 27, 2023. As one might expect, completing certain Sumeru-related Archon and character story quests is recommended. Going through the activities will result in rewards like Primogems, a Crown of Insight, and the free four-star character Faruzan.

How do you take part in the Genshin Impact A Parade of Providence event?

The "entry fee" involves a bit of investment. While it does only require a player get to 30 Adventure Rank, you need to have finished both the Mondstadt and Liyue Archon Quests. If you completed Chapter 1: Act 3: A New Star Approaches, which requires AR 28, then you can begin.

There are some other questions that are also "recommended," but someone can opt to "Quick Start" in-game rather than complete them. It does note the Inversion of Genesis quest, which involves Nahida and Scaramouche, and Alhaitham's Vultur Volans Chapter: Act 1 are also recommended.

As for the activities, there will be six available throughout the event. Gathering of Stars is a puzzle game that involves adjusting an Artisan Astrolabe to match a design. Project Connectivity is a platformer challenge where you construct a "level," then complete it in Test Mode. Antiquity Hunt involves searching for Relice Replicas in specified spots. In Truth's Steps is an investigation minigame to find out what happened from NPCs. Concocted Reaction is a temporary Domain battle challenge. Finally, Mimetic Replication is a rhythm game involving fish, shroomboars, and weasels. Taking part in all of these earns someone Gala Excitement.

As for the rewards, you can get a Crown of Insight, Faruzan, furniture, Mystic Enhancement Ore, Hero's Wit, Mora, ascension materials, and Primogems.

Genshin Impact is available for the PS4, PS5, PC, and mobile devices, and the A Parade of Providence event runs April 27, 2023 through May 15, 2023.

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Siliconera Wednesday, April 26, 2023 1:30 PM

Final Fantasy XIV Concert Backstage Footage

Square Enix released backstage footage of the Final Fantasy XIV Eorzean Symphony 2022 concert on the company's official music channel. While the video is mostly in Japanese, English subtitles are available.

The video features a lot of rehearsal footage, as well as backstage footage of the concert from places we wouldn't normally see. This is mixed in with footage of the musicians joking around backstage in dressing rooms, as well as Director and Producer Naoki Yoshida personally meeting with the conductor and other members of the orchestra.


The Final Fantasy XIV Eorzean Symphony 2022 concert was held on December 17-18, 2022 at the Tokyo Garden Theater in Japan. A Blu-Ray release of the concert was open for pre-orders shortly after the concert. That is now available to buy. The Blu-Ray includes bonus codes for two in-game Orchestrion Rolls from the concert. These bring the songs "To the Edge" and "Flow" into the game.

Square Enix previously released performances from the concert on the official Final Fantasy XIV YouTube channel. Some of those included the songs "Close in the Distance" and "Endcaller".

Final Fantasy XIV is available for PC, PS4 and PS5. The Blu-Ray of the Final Fantasy XIV Eorzean Symphony 2022 is available now from Square Enix's site.

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Tales of Arise Shion Swimsuit Figure Heading to AmiAmi

Bandai Namco's official Tales series Twitter account revealed that a new Tales of Arise Shion figure is on the way. On April 27, 2023, pre-orders for it will appear at AmiAmi. It also showed a preliminary photo of it, which only teases the back of the new piece of merchandise. However, it does show that Shion will be wearing a swimsuit from the Tales of Arise Beach Time Triple Pack (Female) DLC. While a worldwide release isn't confirmed yet, AmiAmi does ship worldwide and have an English website.

Here's the official announcement. It notes that this Shion figure will be a 1/6th scale one, which means it could be about a foot tall. She's sitting on a beach ball with Hootle on it and holding a water pistol.

For reference, here's how that Beach Time Triple Pack Tales of Arise Shion DLC swimsuit looks in-game. As a reminder, that add-on costs $4.99 and gives players swimsuits for Shion, Kisara, and Rinwell, as well as hairstyles and titles to match them. You end up getting A, B, and C versions of each costume and hairstyle in the pack.
[caption id="attachment_960832" align="alignnone" width="1200"]A new Tales of Arise Shion figure is on the way, and it looks like she's wearing her swimsuit from the Beach Time Triple Pack DLC. Screenshot via Bandai Namco[/caption]

Tales of Arise is available on the PS4, PS5, Xbox One, Xbox Series X, and PC, and the Shion figure pre-orders will open at AmiAmi on April 27, 2023.

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